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Home Alone

Some working families dread summer breaks especially when children are too old for day care and summer camps. The key to a successful, less stressful summer vacation for children is planning. Let children help you create the routines, rules, consequences and rewards for staying home alone. Routines & Visual Prompts A cheery reminder note on […]

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Pharmacy helps clients in need

Pharmacist Boyd Stephens smiles as a client says, “Bless You.” “My staff and I get blessed at least once or twice a day,” Boyd said. Why so many blessings? Boyd and his staff provide 65 percent of the pharmacy’s clients with free prescription medication. In fiscal year 2015, the pharmacy requested and received more than […]

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Healing emotionally after tornadoes

The impact of tornadoes and storms, including emotional distress, lasts for some time. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers excellent resources for individuals, families and communities. Here are some excerpts from and a link to SAMHSA’s website: Symptoms of distress may appear before, during, and after a tornado or severe storm and may […]

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Sanctuary Certified Organization

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is the only Oklahoma community mental health center certified in the internationally recognized Sanctuary model of trauma-informed care.  Certification required a three-year implementation process involving clients, employees and board members and a two-day site review. Our Sanctuary Community recognizes clients and staff experience adversity, traumatic events and stress in […]

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Tulsa World’s series on mental illness

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma was part of the recent Tulsa World series, “Hitting Home,” on homelessness and mental illness. As mentioned in the series, Oklahoma ranks second in the nation in the prevalence of mental illness. As one of the 14 Oklahoma community mental health centers, Counseling & Recovery Services is a critical part of […]

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High school senior thanks CALM staff

Staff at the CALM Center, a 24/7 crisis center for youth ages 10-17, recently received a unique thank you for helping change a girl’s life. A young woman who came to the CALM Center in 2012 with major depression created a charcoal drawing and brought it to Life Skills Coach Tabitha Byrd to thank Tabitha […]

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Wraparound, police help youth, families

Wraparound Tulsa Assistant Director Stephanie Taylor shared information about Wraparound, CALM Center and the agency’s other children’s services with more than 250 Tulsa police officers and supervisors in March and April. Stephanie was invited to speak by Susannah Ralston, Tulsa Police Department’s Mental Health Liaison Officer. In addition to the presentation, Stephanie gave each officer […]

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Safety plans help regulate emotions

Do you have things or people that “trigger” negative thinking, emotions or behavior? A safety plan can help you better manage those difficult emotions. Trauma and stress can alter the way people think and behave. Most of us have experienced trauma or adversity. As a Sanctuary agency, Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma looks at […]

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April is Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Child Abuse Prevention is more than just detecting physical or sexual abuse. Children also experience physical, educational, emotional and chronic neglect that puts them at risk. The link below gives information about all of these issues. It also has great tips and fact sheets for […]

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Children & Divorce

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma staff often cares for children who are in crisis due to divorce. Communicating with children is critical to avoid trauma during a divorce. Counseling & Recovery Services can help with assessment, individual therapy and more intense services such as Wraparound Tulsa and the CALM Center.

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